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Ranieri confident in Leicester’s foundation

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is confident that his side has the capabilities to stay in the top of the Premier League this coming season.

The Foxes pulled off the impossible last season as they went and won the Premier League title. Despite losing key player N’Golo Kante, Ranieri believes that the team is on solid ground and won’t pull a Chelsea and finish 10th the season after their league win.

“When I build something, it is never destroyed,” Ranieri said.

“My philosophy is to watch your house, not other houses. It’s important what happens here. My house is very clean and very clear.

“Slowly, we try to build the first floor and the second floor. The foundation is very solid.

“I don’t know what happened (to Chelsea). They were the champions.”

Ranieri added: “I spoke with my players and I said ‘I know you very well now and I want more. Forget what we achieved, I want more. You cannot tell me this is your maximum, I want more than the maximum from last season’.

“I am very curious what we can do now. If someone needs more rest psychologically, stay with me on the bench and understand what happens on the pitch.

“One of my strengths is always to have the right balance, never give up. I always believe in myself and, if one man wants to do something, in the end he will achieve something.

“I want to see them playing together as a team. Last season we made something which is hard to repeat but I want the maximum.”

Leicester takes on Manchester United in the Community Shield on Sunday.

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